Potage 3-Ways

Portions: 12 normal people or 6 big eaters like yours truly.
Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Carrot & Ginger Potage:

1 minced Onion
2 tbsp of Butter
5 cups of Chicken Broth
7 big peeled and diced Carrots
1 cup of Potatoes cut coarsely
1/4 cup of Fresh Ginger chopped coarsely
Add Salt & Pepper to taste

Broccoli & Cheddar Potage:

1 minced Onion
1 clove of diced Garlic
3 tbsp of Butter
1/4 cup of Flour
3 1/2 cups of Chicken Broth
1/2 cup of 15% Cream
1 tsp of Moutarde Γ  L’ancienne (old-style mustard)
3 cups of shredded Strong Cheddar Cheese
4 cups of Broccoli Florets
1 cup of Potatoes cut coarsely
Add Salt & Pepper to taste

Cauliflower Potage:

1 minced Onion
1clove of diced Garlic
3 tbsp of Butter
1/4 cup of Flour
4 1/2 cups of Chicken Broth
1/3 cup of 15% Cream
1 cup of Potatoes cut coarsely
4 cups of Cauliflower
2 tsp of Ground Nutmeg

Directions

Carrot & Ginger Potage:

  1. In a pot, soften up your onions in butter at medium heat. Next, add the carrots and stir for about 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Now add the Chicken Broth, Ginger, and Potatoes.
  3. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. In the blender, puree the soup until it is nice and smooth.
  5. Add salt & pepper

Broccoli & Cheddar Potage:

  1. In a pot, soften your onions with the garlic and butter on medium heat.
  2. Add the flour and let cook for 1 minute while stirring.
  3. Now add the Chicken Broth, moutarde a l’ancienne, broccoli, and potatoes to the pot.
  4. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. In the blender, puree the soup until it is nice and smooth.
  6. While the puree is still hot, add the cheese and cream, stir well.
  7. Add salt & pepper

Cauliflower Potage:

  1. In a pot, soften your onions with the garlic and butter on medium heat.
  2. Add the flour & nutmeg and let cook for 1 minute while stirring.
  3. Now add the Chicken Broth, cauliflower, and the potatoes to the pot.
  4. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. In the blender, puree the soup until it is nice and smooth.
  6. While the puree is still hot, add cream, stir well.
  7. Add salt & pepper

Make your guests and loved ones go crazy over these different varieties of potage that will oblige them to eat a 2nd portion. With these 3 different flavour profiles, you can please even the pickiest of eaters. If these three examples do not tickle your fancy, follow the same directions with any other combination of vegetables and let your imagination go crazy.

Bon appetit

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